dear friends of the boudoir

wow, wow, wow.... this is a bit special (for me): tomorrow is the last normal day of the shop! 11 years... i honestly dread this day but here are the opening times for last minute christmas shopping on the 24th anyway: 

please note that the store will be open from 11h-15h.

if you see me wearing sunglasses, don't worry, i'll be fine :-)

soon the packing and unravelling of the boudoir will begin, but i hope you will keep this place in fond memory. i for sure will. 

!!! a heartfelt thank you to you all, you have been lovely customers - the best!!! 

Thank you also for your nice comments and good wishes, they mean a lot to me.

many, many of you are on my mailing list, and if you are not, but wish to be, you can still contact me at futureactivities@gmx.ch.

remember: the usual entrez@leboudoir.ch will not be available anymore from end of december!

i have been asked if this blog will continue... i dont't know! we will see. there still are "things" from the store to be sold and i might just use the blog as a sort of internet shop for a while or use the instagram link that is so practical for pictures:

so that was that. for now, i send you my very best wishes and merry christmas to you!!!  

yours sincerely,


sunday december 21

ok, it's decided...

please note that on sunday the shop will be open from 14h-18h.

i guess it will be quiet and civilised and i will (hopefully) be able to assist you better (and make nicer presents!) than on the rush days.


coat hanger

excavated but in perfect condition: coat hangers in many colours (white, pink, red, orange, brown and kaki) and sizes (1-5).

they are not on display for lack of space, but do ask for them if you're interested and get special prices!

sorry, it's not the best picture...

anyway, vases!

red acrylic vase 79.-
brown glass vase 89.- 

btw: the papery thing below, i don't know what to call it, also makes for a beautiful present. available in two sizes (28.-/ 36.-) and several colours.




how about these two lovely silk scarves? always a good way to inject some colour in the wintertime.




mobiles are quite useless but lovely :-)

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shelf life

2 days ago i sold the last of the slim oak shelves of 1m lenght  (i'm keeping the one on display for myself, thank you very much!).  now there are 2 of the 50cm shelves left (39.-), with which you can still achieve a nice display.



sparkling with Sabrina Dehoff

perhaps you know this irresistible leopard cub from the various cartier adverts... i have cut out this picture from a magazine and pinned the gold brooch with the three dangling crystals (one square, one triangular and one round) on it. for a better look see below.

pic via sabrina dehoff

i know brooches are rarely seen, but a modern piece like this one doesn't look one bit dusty. it instantly adds dash and elegance to an outfit and is really versatile (pin it on your coat, chunky scarf or beanie, turtleneck, jumper, jacket, knit or evening dress).


winter night

birch wood tray (43cm x 33cm) for chf 38.-



monday, monday...

remember that now the mondays are open too - and it's the best day of the week to come !


here comes another ring: edgy and geometric. this one is my own :-)

made of silver and then gold plated, chf 74.-, size 52.




large ring, preferably to be worn on the middle finger, chf 64.-



delivered by the postman

these days it's almost a romantic thing to get a real card, delivered by the postman!

i have put together sets of 5 cards (5 different motives) with envelopes, lovely and very appropriate for the season's greetings.

the set of 5 costs chf 15.-; the cards individually cost chf 3.80

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pièce de résistence

the fine gold necklace --> the classic piece that will last forever and that you will pass down in your family :-)




here to be seen from above left: birch wood tray for chf 24.50, small handthrown ceramic vases in various colours chf 25.-, light green handthrown ceramic vase chf 56.-, high glass vase chf 88.-, candlecup sold, ceramic vase chf 68.- and chf 89.-

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last pieces

i know, it hasn't been snowing yet but the washi paper snowflakes... only few pieces left! 

if you did buy some last year, or the year before and enjoyed decorating with them, now is the time to snatch up the last pieces.

if you want to read more about them, cf blog entry 20.11.12 and 10.12.13.

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december! opening times

wow, wow, wow! the count-down has really begun now... only 23 days to go to christmas.

it's of course the busy time of the year so please note the december opening times:

mondays are now open! = the best day to come as less busy.
tuesday to friday 12h-19h
saturdays 12h-18h

wednesday december 24th: 11h-15h = the worst day to come as i will be crying (maybe).

the question has been raised if there will be open sundays. hum, yet undecided about sunday december 14 and/or 21. please get back to the blog for information closer to those dates.

i wish you a wonderful and festive month of december!



wool vitamins

the big knits... to reinforce the good deed of the vitamins!

many more styles in the shop to chose from.




it's not really cold yet but all of a sudden many people have the flue etc...

so take your vitamins!

many thanks to Mireya for her picture of her ceramic fruit bowls that pack a punch :-) it's good for the eyes too.

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playing domino

the gold dots of the glasses on the rectangular form of the tray sort of reminded me of domino bricks :-)

well, here is the probably last entry of a new product: the glass with the gold dot on the bottom. the dots are handdecorated in the crystal glass, two shapes, low or high(er). lovely stuff for 14.50/piece.

then a classic: the turning tray with teak wood border. if you turn it over you will find the other side is black. clever and most elegant indeed.

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open again

ok, back on track! the shop is open.


shop closed today november 20

today i woke up with a strange earache and so have decided to stay home and rest. unfortunately this means the shop will be closed today! sorry and hope to be back tomorrow.


11 years!

many thanks to those who popped in today!

and many thanks equally to those who sent their best wishes :-)



a bit of a crime

i pulled out this lovely orchid branch of my maybe 5 year old plant at home, it's a bit criminal!

but tomorrow is the 11th and in the same time last birthday of the shop, so let's make it a bit special. tomorrow 19.11.2014 blog readers will receive an 11% discount on one item of their choice (not cumulative with instagram sales and only valid for purchases directly in the store). all you need to do is say "happy birthday, boudoir" :-)



never too late :-) mailinglist

there is a big difference between "bye-bye, see you again" and "farewell". as an embarrassingly sentimental person, i've never liked farewells and so i'm a bit worried i might shed a few tears when definitely closing the doors of the shop on december 24th, but hopefully not. probably the whole situation will just feel unreal.

so here folks, with a delay of about 11 years, i have decided to start a mailing list NOW. if you want to be on the list you can shortly email me at this new email address

futureactivities@gmx.ch with just "mailing list" in the subject.

important: the mail address entrez@leboudoir.ch will only be actif until 31.12.14!

what is this mailinglist ment for?

truth to be said: i don't know. yet.

chances are that future activities include *pop-up shops etc etc

so if you want to stay in touch, please put your name on the list, thank you :-)

rest assured there will be no giving away of any names, email addresses or whatsoever to any other party, ever.



colours & shapes

the subtle colours of above vases don't really show, there's just not enough day light for pictures these days... bah, much better to have a look in the shop anyway!

below some japan ware (you could never tell there's 40% wood in the material)that is on sale in the shop.

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ear-cuff single piece, for the days when we don't mind a bit of extra drive.




yesterday i unearthed a pack of six of these cute mugs :-) so i'm reusing this picture i took a good while ago.


also, just because it's the weekend (for you happy lot, not for me since i'm working on saturdays) and it's beautiful outside and because i heard this piece of music this morning with much pleasure after a long while:

i hope you enjoy...

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it's cold outside

yesterday when i walked home late in the evening i saw that the temperature was only 1°C! time to bring out the big artillery: the wool caps and heavy shawls.

i fished out the cap i bought myself from the shop two years ago, mine is of 100% baby alpaca, so very soft and warm. it's amazing what a difference wearing this in cold weather makes. this being the 3rd season i'm wearing it - without losing it! - makes it not only a survivor but a very good buy.

this year i have only ordered very few pieces and i'm already regreting it. the one i have is not available anymore, the new ones are more of a beanie shape in mustard yellow or a deep and vibrant navy blue.

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let's get real

in the loo i saw my calendar with the countdown for shop closure: blimey, only 49 days to go!!!

the implications haven't really dawned on me yet...

on the more practical (=materialistic) side it's clear to me i'm not pharao ramesses to bring my possessions to my grave and even in my living time there is only so much space in my home and cellar! (yes, i will keep a few things on store for wedding presents etc because i know i will need them sooner or later).

i'm happy the way intstagram sales have started and i encourage you to have a look every few days for the new entries as the price reductions really are interesting. some items like the oval lampshade are actually sold quite below the price i initially paid. one is gone but several more are waiting to find a happy owner.

also, it is necessary for you to click on pictures of interest to be able to see the price. this is only valid from the pictures uploaded from october 21 when the sales started.

mail me for more information or to purchase items seen on instagram at entrez@leboudoir.ch

this evening for example i shall be putting 8 packs of a boudoir classic for a special price on instagram. the rest of the sets will be sold for the usual price in the store for christmas time as it's a beautiful present. 
so who is quick and clever?



le freak c'est chic

the title is purely due to the music title just playing :-)

silk shawl, also available in red or turquoise green. price tag: chf 79.-



en route

please note that the shop will be closed from 25.10. - 1.11.

(i didn't know there would be a long holiday (?!?) from january when i planned this...)

i wish a wonderful weekend eveyone and see you back in november!


more ceramics

yesterday white, today colour.



cosy autumn days


picture courtesy of kathrin :-)

who could tell that the two ceramic pieces are not of the same manufacturer? they look like brother and sister to me.

white ceramics look beautifully pristine on wood.

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+ sales now starting on instagram! +

ok, time to start the SALE on instagram!

we're starting with an oval shaped lampshade as the one pictured above, which is now 50% off. several pieces on stock. 

more items on sale to follow shortly! (these will not necessarily appear on this blog)

here the link:http://instagram.com/leboudoir_wohnaccessoires

for the ones not familiar with instagram (= me, a few weeks ago), you can browse my page without having your own instagram. please click on the individual pictures to see the price, availability, leave a comment etc

if you wish to follow the page to receive each new sales entry you need to have your own instagram account (easily set up)and push the follow button on my page. 

of most shown pieces there will be several pieces on stock, but not for all of them. i will for example also sell pieces of the shop furniture like tables, counter etc which are one-off pieces. 

items can be picked up in the store or you can notify me by email: entrez@leboudoir.ch   or call 043 243 75 43.

please note there is a price indication only for items on pictures that are uploaded from october 21. pictures uploaded before that date have no price indication or discount.

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some eye vitamin

a little colour never killed anybody!

if you're looking for a more classic option, there are yet 7 more colours to chose from.

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a farewell to a boudoir classic: the last red hula-set (small size) goes to... Gerlinde.

the small sets are now only available in blue/green as shown below. 

the larger size is still on stock in both colour sets.

the hulas have been a favorite of the store for 7 years!


yummy chair

one specimen in the shop for you to try... not only is this chair beautiful (in my humble opinion anyway) it's also really confortable.

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layer up

if you're interested in sizes/prices email me entrez@leboudoir.ch